Chris Waters, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies made the following announcement today:
Dear Campus Community,
On behalf of the Office of the Provost, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Laube as the TCLT Faculty Fellow for the Faculty Mentoring Program re-design. Dr. Laube is Associate Professor of Sociology and serves as Director of the Women’s & Gender Studies program. She has been at UM-Flint since 2003. Heather recently returned from a Fulbright in Graz, Austria. While there, she was able to travel to Vienna for a full-day conference on mentoring to learn about new developments and challenges of mentoring programs in a range of universities in several countries. She also gave two invited lectures in which she discussed mentoring as a way to improve equity in higher education. Heather is excited to talk with faculty at all ranks to learn about their needs and goals, to continue to research mentoring models, and to develop a multi-faceted approach to mentoring that will benefit the most faculty and have the greatest positive effect on our university.
As TCLT Faculty Fellow, Dr. Laube will identify promising FMP practices, design a dynamic and effective FMP, oversee the first year of implementation of the new FMP, and assess the first year and make recommendations for the future. She will be responsible for developing guidelines for mentees, mentors, chairs, and the institution at large. We look forward to working with Heather to re-tool the Mentoring Program in a way that makes it as inclusive and effective as possible.
To learn more about the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching, visit their website: umflint.edu/tclt